With the days of “bigger is better” over, people are looking for homes with smaller footprints. And fear not… there’s nothing shabby about affordable house designs, ranging from a one-story ranch to a two-story country home. These house plans can be just as stylish, appealing and luxurious as those in a posh neighborhood.
Inside and out, the trend is toward the simple and sleek look – very modern with classic touches and accents. The design of the new American Home is relevant to today’s living and how we will live in the future.
Have you fallen in love with a coastal estate like Copper Beech Farm, a penthouse at New York’s Pierre Hotel, a compound in Beverly Hills, or even a sprawling mega ranch in Wyoming – but doesn’t quite fit in your budget? With a little imagination and creativity, you can work with these house plans to get your dream home started – just in time for Christmas!
Big and extravagant homes might be beautiful to admire from afar, but how many homeowners really want the mortgage payment that comes with it plus spend their nights and weekends maintaining them – or incur huge expenses to have others do so for them? Below I explore some of the advantages and comforts offered by a smaller home floor plan as well as my “Top 5 Tips” to enhance your smaller space design.
From Dwell to HGTV, modern design gets a lot of love. But what about the cost? Architects and house designers of modern home design are now not only creative about design but also how do it and still be affordable. A modern house plan with great looks and at a price you that will fit within your budget can be done.
So you’ve found your perfect house plan – or about to start building your home? Today’s approach to whole house design also includes thinking about how to landscape your home. We’ve identified some trends and offer tips and advice about landscape architecture and gardening. From the English landscape garden to the Public Park Movement and now modern gardens, these pioneers of sorts can offer great and often affordable ideas for your own home.